Earth Day is April 22 of every year. The first Earth Day in 1970 mobilized milions of Americans for the protection of the planet and is now recognized as the planet's largest civic event according to earthday.org. The theme for 2021 is "Restore our Earth."In April we will be celebrating Earth Day and Global Youth Service Day at our BeltLine Project.Volunteers beautify and protect our section, which may include: painting kindness rocks, spreading mulch, plantings, removing invasive plants, picking up trash and debris, cleaning signs and fixtures, and taking note of any damage or vandalism. This project is perfect for any age, families, and groups.If you are not a Pebble Tossers Member and would like to participate in this Open ProjectApril: click here to registerAbout the Atlanta BeltLineThe Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project and one of the largest urban redevelopment programs in the United States. The 22-mile loop of multi-use trails has around two million visitors a year. The Atlanta BeltLine relies on numerous partners and volunteers each year to develop new trails and maintain the existing green space.We will be practicing safe protocols such as:- Pebble Tossers Staff will be wearing masks- Hand Sanitizer and wipes will be provided- Volunteers must bring their own mask, work gloves and water bottle- We will practice working at a safe distance
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Menstrual hygiene products are necessities for females but are not available in many schools, shelters, and emerging communities to women and girls in need. The Homeless Period Project not only provides menstrual hygiene products to those in need they also educate communities on the global problem of lack of access to menstrual hygiene.Volunteer Opportunities:
1. Assemble PacksListed below are 3 types of Period Packs volunteers can assemble. Once you register to make the Period Packs you will receive more details on how to assemble the packs.Women and Girls Living on the Street Pack o Five to seven menstrual padso Five to seven tamponso Seven linerso Seven individually wrapped feminine hygiene wipesShelters, Refugee Centers, Free Medical Clinics and Similar Packs:o Five menstrual padso Five tamponso Five linersSchool Packs:o Seven menstrual padso Seven liners2. Donate any of the items listed above without creating the individual packs.How to Register & Deliver: At least once a month Pebble Tossers will collect the Period Packs or individual items at our office space at Roam Dunwoody. The April drop-off date is April 26 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. May - July the drop-off date is the 4th Wednesday of the month and times will vary. If we don't have a date or time that is convenient for you email email@example.com to set up another time.Requirements: send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:1. Photos making your Period Packs 2. Provide the number of Packs you assemble or items donatedThank you for supporting Pebble Tossers and The Homeless Period Project.
Access Grows is a community garden initiative with InCommunity providing access and inclusion in community green spaces for individuals with diverse abilities. InCommunity provides care and support to those with developmental and intellectual disabilities (IDD). InCommunity is a consistent part of their lives where they see their friends, interact with the community & arts, and practice daily living skills.Eggshell Seedlings Project Description:Volunteers will plant seeds in eggshells, grow the plants and then give them to InCommunity to be replanted in one of their gardens. Details on how to plant the seedlings and supplies needed will be included in the confirmation email. If you would like to participate in an online demonstration, InCommunity will present this project during our NonProfit Expo on April 18. Delivery: On May 1st, between 10 am - 1 pm InCommunity will be hosting May Day Garden Fest. Volunteers can drop off their plants during this time. Volunteers can also celebrate Spring with a morning of gardening, yard clean-up, and a collection point for donated seedlings and other garden supplies. If you would like to participate in the May Day event, click here.Locations for seedling delivery and May Day Fest.Garden Fest North - Unlimited Possibilities Center(1200 Old Ellis Road, Roswell, GA 30076)Garden Fest South - Beyond Horizons Center(3453 Buffington Center, Atlanta, GA 30349)Whether you have a green thumb or not, by volunteering with InCommunity's Access Grows initiative you can bring life to their day programs' garden spaces!
To celebrate Earth Day 2021, Pebble Tossers is holding a special contest! One of our goals is to continually educate and inform you, our members, with service-learning resources and hands-on opportunities. Environmental Stewardship is a key component to our Environment Cause Area and our Recycle, Upcycle, and Repurpose Art contest will be a fun and creative way for students and families to explore recycling and upcycling methods.General Description of the Contest: The Recycle, Upcycle and Repurpose Art contest will consist of the design and creation of a work ofart made from recycled parts that represent the artist's interpretation of the theme "Restore ourEarth". (Definition of Repurposed: taking one thing and reusing it as something else.)Below are just a few examples of items you can use to create something new.- Clothing (t-shirts, jeans)- Aluminum can pop- tops- Bottle caps- Plastic and glass bottles- Tin cans- Scrap wood- Paper Products ( magazines, newspapers, paper rollers)Contest Rules 1. Applications must be submitted by April 21, 2021. Click here for the application.2. At least 90% of materials must be recycled 3. Include a list of all material used 4. An artist's statement must be included with the work of art explaining how it representsthe Earth Day Theme of "Restore our World".5. Four Categories: elementary, middle, high school, and family/adult 6. A high-resolution photo of the finished project in landscape photo mode must be included with the application.Registering on the Pebble Tossers website allows you to easily record your hours. You can create your project any day as long as you submit your application by April 21. Your photo will be uploaded to the Pebble Tossers Instagram account on April 21, 2021. Please be sure to share the post with all your family and friends asking them to like it. All posts will be actively receiving likes for the entire week of April 19 - 23. The post with the most likes by the end of Friday, April 23 will be announced as the overall winner. Each post will also be marked by age level and will be judged by category. You will compete with others in your age level category (elementary, middle, high school, and adult/family.)Winners will be announced at our Earth Day/ Global Youth Service Day project on April 24 at the Atlanta BeltLine.
Volunteers are needed to help distribute the Pebble Tossers Ripple Run Packets. Runners will have the option of picking up their packets and t-shirts on Friday, April 16 from 2 locations and volunteers will help with this process.1. Big Peach in Brookhaven from 4:00 - 6:00 pm2. Big Peach in Marietta from 6:00 -8:00 pmVolunteers should be 14 and older if without a parent and 13 and older with a parent.